Behind the Scenes: Children of the Ocean God – Garifuna Language

Behind the Scenes: Children of the Ocean God – Garifuna Language

In a recent blogpost about authenticity in writing historical fiction I mentioned that I would elaborate more about how the Garifuna language has evolved since the 1790s. It has indeed been quite a dramatic transformation which has its roots in the tragic deportation...
Behind the Scenes: Children of the Ocean God – Liberty-Law-Equality

Behind the Scenes: Children of the Ocean God – Liberty-Law-Equality

The ideas of the French Revolution reached the shores of St. Vincent in 1795 due to the concerted efforts of one man. Victor Hugues, French revolutionary commander and Commissioner of Guadeloupe. Hugues, who was officially sent out to the Windward Islands to implement...
Better to Die Standing Than to Live on Your Knees

Better to Die Standing Than to Live on Your Knees

When I was a young boy, about nine years old, I first learned about slavery in the Caribbean and the Middle Passage in Social Studies class in primary school. What most disturbed me about slavery, apart from it’s obvious abhorrent cruelty and depravity, was the...
Behind the Scenes: Children of the Ocean God – Garifuna Language

Sneak Peek: Children of the Ocean God – Back Cover Summary

2021 is finally upon us. I am confident that this year is going to be much better than 2020! To kick off the year on a high note I am making a series of blog posts focused on my upcoming historical fiction novel, Children of the Ocean. Over the holiday period, I am...
Sneak Peek: Children of the Ocean God – A History Lesson

Sneak Peek: Children of the Ocean God – A History Lesson

I know I have been quiet lately. But have no fear I have not forgotten about blogging. In fact I have some wonderful news to share this week. I have finally started writing Children of the Ocean God and have already managed to pen rough drafts of three and a half...

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